Pteris vittata 'Benzilan'

Benzilan Chinese Table Fern

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Item #: 4255

Zones: 7b to 10b, at least

Dormancy: Winter

Height: 36" tall

Culture: Sun to Part Sun

Origin: China

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L)

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Pteris vittata 'Benzilan' is a 2005 Plant Delights/JLBG introduction of an amazing fern selection from our 1996 Yunnan, China trip in the town of Benzilan (English for "hotel from hell"). Growing on a dry rocky cliff, this form of Pteris vittata was spindly and less than 1' tall, but in our garden it has made a stunning deciduous clump 3' tall x 8' wide in 10 years. Each dark green frond boasts stunning, simple leaflets on a magnificent deer-resistant clump. Pteris 'Benzilan' is the first Zone 7b hardy form of what is typically a far less hardy species. Pteris vittata 'Benzilan' will come up from spores that land in inhospitable places such as rock walls and other limestone outcrops. A regular renaissance plant, Pteris vittata is becoming widely used as a bioremediation plant to clean arsenic-laced soils...a whole new market!